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What Are Some Natural Treatments For Psoriasis
Try these: 1. Moisturize skin using unscented creams or ointments. Avoid lotions & gels. They contain alcohol that drys skin & stings going on. 2. Bathe in warm water - it's preferable to showering. Try some bath salts. 3. Get some but not too much sunshine 4. Add vitamin d if your levels are low 5. Quit smoking. You will still need the help of a great dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: There are no natural treatments that have been proven to be effective. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more
Yes: Psoriasis is an immune system disorder and most treatments are aimed at suppressing the immune system to improve the condition. A natural substance that suppresses the immune system is sunlight. Some patients tell me that vitamin c and vitamin e topically and orally help. Vitamin d is often incorporated into prescription creams. Recent studies have shown excess weight contributes to psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Dandruff is common, so common in fact that there are commercials on tv for it. Control is key here, as there may be no cure (just like there is no cure for hunger- eat and 6 hours later you'll be hungry again). I suggest people alternate dandruff shampoos, (t-gel, t-sal, head & shoulders) and let them sit on the scalp for 5 minutes prior to washing off (or if the scalp feels like it's burning.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night, phototherapy, and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: The best over-the-counter treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day as tolerated. Tea tree oil is the most effective of the "herbal" remedies as it is an estrogen. If benzoyl peroxide does not clear you in two weeks, your physician can guide you among topical retinoic acid derivatives, topical clindamycin, topical spironolactone, systemic antibiotics, "the pill" and isotretinoin. ...Read more
None; need antibioti: While there may be some "natural" treatments for an enlarged prostate, there are no "natural or "organic" treatments for true prostate infections or prostatitis, which require a prolonged course of antibiotics. Best to go see your family physician or urologist if you think you have an infection. ...Read more
Tetracyclines: The most effective treatments for rosacea are oral tetracycline antibiotics, with Doxycycline and minocyclines being the most effective. Topical medications containing metronidazole, sulfa, and azaleic acid are also helpful. There is a new gel containing brimonidine that should be available later this year that temporarily reduces the redness. ...Read more
Yes.: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. 3-omega fatty acids have been helpful in some studies. Obtained from fish and flax seed oil. Vitamin d3 too! ...Read more
Very weak: Vinegar and tea-tree oil may help some; tea-tree oil has enough estrogen to grow breasts in some teenaged guys, who isn't making the situation easier. Benzoyl peroxide is your best home remedy, and any troublesome case requires a physician's help -- the vitamin a and antibiotic preparations are from nature's own bounty. ...Read more
Gout: Control your diet to avoid foods high in purines. Limit your use of alcohol and aspirin. Get tested for food sensitivities and avoid those foods as well. Drink plenty of water. If your uric acid cannot be controlled naturally, then Allopurinol should be able to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe ...Read more
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